Exposure. In Wilfred Owen's poem 'Exposure' what techniques does he use to convey his hatred towards war? Explain in detail all of the techniques he uses to do this.

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Exposure by Wilfed Owen A poem written by the World War One poet, Wilfred Owen, is 'Exposure'. This poem is set out to show the reader what the conditions were really like during the First World War and to make it clear that the events that surrounded him, were not pleasant. In this essay, I am going to write about how Owen exposes the pointlessness of War, throughout this poem. In Verse One, Owen starts …

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…World War One being pointless. He uses techniques like personification to show how extreme some examples of living in the trenches were. This includes when he wrote about the frost 'fastening' to the men. The onomatopoeia successfully allows us to hear the noises and crashes that the men would here. Finally, the smiles and metaphors that Owen uses for comparison, successful compares extreme things such as the icy looking eyes that the men had acquired.